Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32191-121-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-121-6

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Statistics - Section 1.1 An Overview of Statistics - Exercises - Page 7: 32

Answer

The population consists of all the major-appliance shoppers. The sample consists of the 961 major-appliance shoppers that were surveyed.

Work Step by Step

The question of interest is how many major-appliance shoppers bought extended warranties. Therefore, the population is all the major-appliance shoppers. The sample, which is a subset of the population, is the 961 major-appliance shoppers that participated in the survey.
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